I usually go with ice cream for this sort of thing, but that takes advance planning. Luckily, my friend Emi introduced me to a great dessert that lends itself well to any occasion. I've used this four times over the last month or so: once in Tennessee to supplement the dessert table at Christmas; once for Katie to bring to her work holiday part; once to bring to Brad's DC Thanksgiving; and once .. okay, once I was hungry and wanted to use up the rest of the rice krispies.**
The point being, if you're going to a holiday party and need something to bring, these supercharged rice krispy treats taste great and are really easy to make. (Thanks Emi!)***
Here's what you'll need:
- 1 C corn syrup
- 1 C sugar
- 1 C creamy peanut butter. Make sure to get Jiff or Skippy or Peter Pan... you don't want to use natural (ie, just peanuts) peanut butter for this. And get the regular, full-fat variety. I wasn't thinking about it, and I used low-fat when I made them for Brad's house. Still good, but they came out a little hard.
- 6 C rice krispies
- 1 C chocolate morsels
- 1 C butterscotch morsels
Ready, set, go!
Then slice and enjoy!
* Re-reading this, I'm struck by the irony of 'originality', for a recipe I got from a friend, which I promptly used four times.
** In my defense, knowing that I would inevitably eat the whole thing (Katie was out of town), I made a quarter-recipe and left off the chocolate topping.. and then promptly ate the whole thing.
*** Sure, the holidays are behind us, but better late than never. Besides, there's always next year.
**** Just an extra footnote for Mike. Hi Mike!